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Dropped camera in the sand, and now it comes on and goes off

\015 I dropped my camera in the sand and now it just comes on and goes off\015

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Use a vacume to get any grit out. DO NOT BLOW THE CAM WITH AIR!! you will send more sand inside the unit. usually its inside the lens housing.
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Dropped camera in the sand, and now it comes on and goes off


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